On a Scale of 1 – 10

Pain creeps up on us, we can be doing the most mundane job in the world like housework or tying our shoe laces, we may say ‘ouch’ that hurt but store it away. Or, at least our minds do. Our body keeps the score of all the emotional challenges we have from childhood through to adult hood.

Many of us think our childhoods were normal – but what constitutes normal? In a day and age when we understand so much more about adverse childhood experiences, bullying, divorce, separation, blended families and isolation. It all very soon starts to add up.

Our lives are so busy that we do not have time to stop and think. life is fast paced, life is stressful, life is pressurized on time, we don’t have time to think about the impact of things, or how we could change things for the better.

Each little bump in the road has made you into the person that you are today, much of the time you can cope, but eventually your emotional cup will overflow, for some it can bring them to there knees, at some stage in our lives we have to stop long enough to reevaluate if this is the real me, or is this the expected me.

What pain does is increase until it makes us stop and listen to our bodies, it makes us reevaluate what we can do, what our expectations are, who to have in our lives, what serves us? If we are lucky we get to work on this, get to the route cause of our pain, and with that realisation comes a new life, a full life, one of which when we are in pain we can only dream about.

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